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How come bulimic people purge and use laxatives?

How come bulimic people purge and use laxatives?

Bulimia: Bulimic people will often tell you that they don't want to gain weight, even though they binge eat large quantities of calorie-dense food. So, they vomit and use laxatives & diuretics to "purge" themselves of the excess food they have eaten. It is all part of a cycle done to modulate painful affects -- and needs medical & psychological help. Very dangerous over time, and can cause death. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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Could binge eating also stop a woman's period like anorexia nervosa?

Could binge eating also stop a woman's period like anorexia nervosa?

Yes: All eating disorders can have this result in some sufferers. It may be more common in anorexia or patients who undertake excessive exercise or purging behaviors, but up to 20% of bulimics report it. Here's good info: http://www.Eatingdisordersonline.Com/medical/amenorrhea.Php find good specialized psychotherapy - it works! best wishes and get this controlled! ...Read more

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Do most anorexics binge eat?

No: Anorexia and bulimia (binging and purging) are seperate disorders which are unlikely to occur together. Anorexia is specifically a fear of gaining weight in someone who is significantly below their ideal body weight often assoc with extreme exercise and/or abuse of laxatives, diuretics or other agents aimed at restricting weight. ...Read more

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Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Bulimia Nervosa: Yes, anytime there is binging followed by a feeling of excessive guilt and loss of control followed by compensating either by purging, exercising or even starvation- this is bulimia nervosa. ...Read more

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How do people start becoming anorexic & bulimia nervosa?

How do people start becoming anorexic & bulimia nervosa?

Eating Disorders: Usually begins with low self worth combined with peer and cultural pressure to be thin. Read the updated articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for education and support. Best. ...Read more

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Can bulemia mess up teeth?

Can bulemia mess up teeth?

Yes: Acid destroys the enamel. This is not limited to bulemics. People who suffer from gerd, acid reflux, show a similar pattern of tooth erosion. This can also be seen in people who consume soda and lemon. Combination with bruxism (grinding), the results can be devastating. It affects front and back teeth alike. People like this may require reconstruction after the acid production has been managed. ...Read more

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Can someone have an eating disorder without making themselves throw up? Like bulimia or anorexia

Can someone have an eating disorder without making themselves throw up? Like bulimia or anorexia

Eating Disorder: I feel empathy for you as at age 18 you are concerned about Eating Disorder. I commend you for seeking information. In Anorexia, there is No self- induced vomiting, Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though underweight Absence of 3 consecutive menstrual cycles See a Psychiatrist for Anxiety, Depression, self-acceptance to resolve conflicts about appearance, weight, relationship ...Read more

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Whats better to lose weight, anorexia or bulimia?

Whats better to lose weight, anorexia or bulimia?

Both: Are actually related to biochemical changes in brain. They are both potentially lethal so you would not want either. ...Read more

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How to beat binge eating habits?

How to beat binge eating habits?

GET WIDE TESTING: Binge eating has many causes. The link to depression or nerves means you want these treated. Sam-e never adds weight for depression. Anxiety is common and many eat themselves into "comfort.." make sure you sleep 8 plus hours and have some fun or you will play with food to offset overwork. What does food do for you? Know answer and on the right road. ...Read more

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Can 2-day binge eating make you gain weight?

Can 2-day binge eating make you gain weight?

Probably: It all depends on the amount of calories consumed while binging. ...Read more

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Can laxative abuse harm your heart ?

Addicted to Laxitive: Yes, absolutely. This is nothing to blink at. Laxitive abuse can be over come and you can get back to health. Just need to ask for help. ...Read more

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I have bulimia or binge eating disorder, how to tell?

Purging: Both bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bulimia involves purging (vomiting, exercising, laxatives or restricting) as a compensatory measure to get rid of the food from the binge. ...Read more

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I'm starving myself unconsciencely because i'm depressed with bad mood swings.No desire to eat.I don't obsess over food or my weight.Pos eating disord?

I'm starving myself unconsciencely because i'm depressed with bad mood swings.No desire to eat.I don't obsess over food or my weight.Pos eating disord?

"Starving" ?: Your situation seems complex, and we don't know you like your own doctor does. So please talk with him or her about this. Many depressed people lose their appetites. You also deny the concern with food and weight so common in eating disorders. Your additional information shows you're on amphetamine as well as antidepressants and mood stabilizers; amphetamines can affect appetite also. ...Read more

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Help! anorexia nervosa? No desire for regular foods anymore

Help! anorexia nervosa? No desire for regular foods anymore

Get help: This can be a very serious problem with severe medical consequences. You should seek help from a psychiatrist and/or therapist with experience treating eating disorders. I would also suggest seeing a dietician. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Laxative (Definition)

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